Wow, I really have been busy, and this has suffered. I can tell you, finisheing one job and preparing for another keeps one busy, and not much time for knitting. I have so much to share, but I won’t overwhelm you with all of it today. But here is a preview of what is to come:
- Isaac was sick
- The harlot in St. Louis
- My grandparents come to St. Louis to visit
- Maryland Sheep and Wool
- Conference in DC – I won’t bore you with the details
- Trip to NYC to find and apartment
- Isaac is better, but Sam is even sicker
I think I will give you the Sam and Isaac story first. When I started my residency, decided that I needed a companion. I really thought I wanted a dog, but when one works over a 100 hours some weeks and spends every fourth night in the hospital, a dog is not the best solution. So one of the nurses in the clinic found a kitten in her yard, and I decided to give him a home. Enter Sampson — better known as Sam.
That was in August.
Sam was spunky and lovable and I can’t imagine life without him. But he as lonely, and needed a brother, so in April a friend of mine had a litter of kittens and I chose the last one to come home with me. Enter Isaac.
(I know, I have biblical cat names)
They have become great friends over the last 7 years. They fight, and play — they are great cats. A month ago Isaac started peeing outside of the box. So I took them to the vet, and he had feline urinary tract disease and crystals. So I had to give him antibiotics- which was not fun- and give him some special food. And Friday I took him back and he is all better.
When I returned home on Sunday from my trip to DC and NYC, I noticed that Sam wasn’t acting right. And he felt really boney. So I called the vet to see if I could bring him in on Friday along with Isaac. Isaac was all better and is now on special food. When I took Sam out of the carrier, she was worried about him right away. She said he looked like he hadn’t been grooming himself, he was dehydrated and had lost almost 2 pounds in 1 month. He also had a heart murmur. So I had to leave him there, have them run some tests to figure out what was wrong. They think he may have a cadiomyopathy, and they know that he has kidney failure. So he is in the hospital getting fluid through an IV and waiting to get his heart checked out on Monady.
I miss him. And so does Isaac. He is walking around the house crying wondering where Sam is. And he is still peeing outside of the box. So I will have to figure that out. I am going to go visit Sam this afternoon. I don’t know when he will be able to come home. But hopefully soon.
I promise some knitting update soon.